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Showing 9 articles from December 20, 2010.


Christopher Lee Thompson, 40
LEBANON -- A memorial celebration will be held 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at the home of Kevin and Debra Carpenter, 408 Old Hunters Point Pike, for Mr. Thompson, 40, of Lebanon.
Known as "Peanut" to his friends and family, he died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at University Medical Center.
Survivors include: wife Karen E. Thompson; children Jessica Ann Marie Thompson and Christopher Adam Thompson; step–children Victoria Taylor and Derrick Taylor of Murfreesboro; parents James and Debbie Roberson of Ashville, AL and Sammy Warren Thompson of Jamestown.
Also surviving are siblings Synthia Henley of Bowling Green, KY; Denise Williams of Ashville, AL; Matthew Van Elzen of Saint Genevie, MO and Karen Tipton of Ashville, AL; along with many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Elizabeth Maude Reed Tatum, 87
LEBANON -- Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon, Dec. 20 at the Immanuel Baptist Church for Mrs. Tatum, 87, of Lebanon.
A charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church and a member of the Scotty Camping Club, Mrs. Tatum died Dec. 17, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother John Hunn, Brother Danny Sellars and Brother Judd Sellars. Burial was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: her husband of 65 years Charlie Tatum; children Linda (Wayne) Thompson, Charlene (Jimmy) Ballinger and Steve (Jackie) Tatum.
Also surviving are grandchildren Johnny (Tresa) Ballinger, Christy (Jack) Cook, Brian (Mary) Thompson, Justin Tatum and Brooke Tatum; great-grandchildren Brilee Thompson and Jennifer (Allen) Ferguson; great-great grandchild Colton Ballinger; along with special friend Annie Mary Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers: Donnie Hamilton, John Harlin, Greg Eggleston, Rip “Pet Monkey” Fuqua, Charles Hall, John Ballinger and Pete Bush. Honorary: Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Woody Hunt, Barry Ellis, Carl Jones, Dan Coley and Dick Gillespie.
Special thanks to staffs of UMC’s ICU, UMC’s 1st Floor, Care All and Odyssey Hospice, and friends at the Dept. of Human Services.
She is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Addie VanHook Reed Sr., sisters Marvine Reed, Thelma Reed, Irene Reed, brothers Joe Reed, Odell Reed, Hershel Reed, Arthur Reed Jr., and grandson Stan Ballinger.
Memorial donations to: Odyssey Hospice, 1400 Donelson Pike, Suite B, Nashville 37217.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Eve Partlow Wilson, 97
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Wilson, 97, of Lebanon.
A member of Gladeville United Methodist Church and former owner / employee with Wiggins Jewelry, she died Monday, Dec. 20. 2010 at the Cedars Health Care Center.
Visitation Wednesday 9 - 11 a.m. in the Partlow Chapel.
Pastor Mark Youngman will officiate the services.
Survivors include: sons Danny (Susan) Wilson and George Wilson; grandchildren Chris Wilson and Billy (Beth) Wilson -- both of Memphis, Robert Wilson of Lebanon; two great grandchildren; and numerous dedicated nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Wilson is preceded in death by her parents Samuel Howard and Lena Ragsdale Partlow; husband Prentice Wilson; three brothers and two sisters.
Active pallbearers: Billy Wilson, Chris Wilson, Robert Wilson, Myron Smith, Wayne Smith, Huffman Ligon, Jackie Partlow and Jason Partlow. Honorary: Mrs. Wilson’s Sunday School Class of Gladeville United Methodist Church, past and present employees of Wiggins Jewelry.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the building fund of Gladeville United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Partlow Funeral Chapel, Lebanon.
Fred Talley, Jr., 68
LEBANON -- A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 19 at the JC Hellum Funeral Chapel for Mr. Talley, 68, of Lebanon
Born Aug. 10, 1942, he died Dec. 15, 2010 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Pastor Robert Brooks offered words of comfort at the memorial service.
Survivors include: children Robert, Douglas, Kevin (Georgia), Fred Talley, III, Linda Woodson, Laura (Doc), Lisa, Jacqueline, Vanesssa, Rose and Mary (Ruben).
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; siblings Ada Banks, Linda L. Talley, Carrie Sue Smith, Barbara Brinkley, Laura Rogan, Joe, Charles and Morris Talley; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by children Ricky Lee, and Edward Thomas; brother Timmy Joe and sister Quanita Talley Adams.
Arrangements in the care of JC Hellum Funeral Home, Lebanon.
Margaret Ann Bowlby, 70
MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Monday morning, Dec. 20 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Bowlby, 70, of Mt. Juliet.
A member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet, "Marge" died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010.
Services were conducted by Brother Terry Carver.
Survivors include: daughters Debbie (Tim) Burnette and Jeannie (Alex) Mitchell; grandchildren Sarah, Hannah, Benjamin, Chad and Carley; sister Betty Prainito.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar William and Margaret Ellen Place Black; husband Samuel Bowlby.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, West Wilson Camp, P.O. Box 843, Mt. Juliet, 37121.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.
Mary Magdaline Hudson, 84
LEBANON -- Graveside services were held Monday morning, Dec. 20 at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens for Mrs. Hudson, 84, of Lebanon.
A homemaker and a member of the College Hills Church of Christ, she died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Donelson Place Care & Rehab in Donelson.
A native of Wilson County, Mrs. Hudson was born Sept. 28, 1926 to the late Jesse Benton and Bonnie Jean Holliman Kemp.
Services were conducted by Brother Barry Keene.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Hudson and a son James Robert Hudson Jr.
There are no immediate survivors.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon.

General News

Barn lost in blaze

By PATRICK HALL, The Wilson Post
Lebanon Fire Department worked to extinguish a barn set ablaze Monday as sparks from a welder ignited hay bales and brought three engines to the scene to control and extinguish the flames.

The fire occurred at 519 Maple Hill Road where owner Sandy Davidson raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Davidson had a welder from Wrye’s Welding Company at her barn to make repairs to a metal gate.

“On a windy day, I wouldn’t even ask them to come out, but there wasn’t much wind today,” Davidson said, referring to the welder.

Polar Plunge is Jan. 15

From POST staff reports

LEBANON -- Organizers are already shivering as they make their plans for the 2011 Polar Bear Plunge. Participants will collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for jumping into icy waters in the middle of winter, organizers said.

All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit Wilson County Special Olympics athletes. The individual with the most donations receives a one year individual membership to the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.

Participants with at least $30 in donations will receive a special plunge T-shirt.
And planners are adding a new twist for this year’s event. A prize will be awarded for the best costume, so come plungers are asked to come prepared to plunge in their finest dress-up costume.

Possum Town Outreach sends food to Sneedville

LEBANON -- Missionary Randy Hildebrand and his son Adam of Sneedville pulled the doors shut on a box truck filled with potatoes, beans and syrup, among nearly a dozen other items, to be delivered to Hancock County Thursday, Dec. 16

The food, donated to the people of Sneedville by Possum Town Outreach, was purchased at a discounted rate from Aldi in Lebanon and Store Manager Jamey Duke and is worth more than $5,400, according to Jerry McFarland of Possum Town.

In addition to this load, volunteers will haul over 13,000 pounds of pancake mix donated by Shenandoah Mills in Lebanon to the mountains of East Tennessee. “It’s heat or meat from around Christmas till about March,” McFarland said. “This is going to help feed a lot of people up there who would have gone hungry without it.”

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